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Rex on Buddy: ‘He Was A Tough Sonofagun’

Bills coach Rex Ryan remembers his father Buddy, who passed away this week at age 85, by telling stories about cheeseburgers and blitzes, war and leadership, and trying like hell to finish the job started by his dad

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Benoit: Dr. Z’s Ultimate Legacy

An ink-stained wretch who embraced the internet, Paul Zimmerman was the professorial type who didn’t suffer fools and knew the DNA of football better than anyone who has ever written about the game

Campus Life with Jim Harbaugh

The outspoken Michigan coach is loving life in college, and still seeing plenty of love for football at the high school and youth levels. Plus, notes on the Kirk Cousins negotiations, new-found depth in Detroit, a new left tackle in Seattle and the assistant coach revolving door in Cincinnati

A Medicinal Marijuana Crusade

A cornerstone of the 1980s Giants, the former defensive lineman is getting into the business of cannabidiol and advocating for medicinal marijuana

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Andrew Hawkins’ Ivy League Crash Course

Having followed a tortuous road to the NFL, the Browns wideout knows better than most to prepare for life after football—which is why he’s cramming for a sports management degree at Columbia this offseason

Here’s the Catch...

The NFL's convoluted catch rule will be a hot topic at the upcoming league meetings. What, exactly, is a catch these days? Even the men on the receiving end have trouble defining it

Behind Closed Doors at the NFL Combine

Teams are allowed to schedule formal interviews with 60 prospects, each lasting just 15 minutes. The MMQB sat in the room as the Dolphins grilled a quarterback and tried to determine the makeup of the man

Open Field

‘He Was A Tough Sonofagun’

Bills coach Rex Ryan remembers his father Buddy, who passed away this week at age 85, by telling stories about cheeseburgers and blitzes, war and leadership, and trying like hell to finish the job started by his dad

Dr. Z Week

Dr. Z’s All-Time Team: Part I—Offense

Over more than six decades, sportswriting legend Paul Zimmerman saw ’em all—well, except for one. In this excerpt from his unpublished memoirs, pro football’s journalistic voice of authority unveils his all-time offense, from Hutson to Hannah to Joe Montana

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Best of Dr. Z: The Long Way Up

In 1985, Zim profiled Los Angeles Raiders quarterback wrecker Howie Long and how he departed Boston’s streets for NFL stardom

Dr. Z Week

Dr. Z’s Ultimate Legacy

An ink-stained wretch who embraced the internet, Paul Zimmerman was the professorial type who didn’t suffer fools and knew the DNA of football better than anyone who has ever written about the game

Dr. Z Week

A Life in Journalism

From schoolboy sports at the Sac Bee to the national spotlight at Sports Illustrated, Paul Zimmerman bridged eras while always maintaining his distinctive style. Here, excerpted from his unpublished memoirs, is the story of his career in ... well, just don’t call it media

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When He Was Dr. Z

Players and colleagues remember him as exceedingly knowledgeable, infuriatingly obstinate, and passionate to the point of obsession. In other words, Paul Zimmerman was one of a kind

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Welcome to Dr. Z Week

The MMQB kicks off a week-long tribute to Paul Zimmerman, the football writing legend who’s now in an assisted-living facility in New Jersey. Plus more notes on Von Miller, Ben f---ing Affleck and a look at new NFL show